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When looking at this series of photos that was taken in our Casa South classroom yesterday I was reminded of an article I read written by Trevor Eissler, the author of Montessori Madness!, A Parent to Parent Arguement for Montessori Education. The article was published in the April 2013 issue of the magazine Tomorrow’s Child. It is titled, Montessori, A Home. A School. Man, that to me is such a powerful statement for so many reasons. And this is how I feel each and every time I walk through our school. Trevor states that “[he remembers] setting foot in that Montessori classroom. [He] sat down on a chair - a very, very small chair - near the door. [He] had just stepped into someone’s living room. Or was it a science laboratory? Or maybe an office building? [He] couldn’t put [his] finger on exactly what was different at first, but [it] was unlike any classroom [he] had ever seen. If felt different. too. Peaceful. Purposeful.”
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Trevor is a father if 3 Montessori students, is a business jet pilot and flight instructor. Over the years he has taught hundreds of pilots. He is the author of 4 books, Montessori Madness!, 4,962,571, That 17th Hat, and N is for North Korea. He is also part of Montessori Madmen, “an impatient, ragtag group of dads and advocates from around the world, united by a common zeal to bring the Montessori method to millions more. Our mission is simple: to advocate for Montessori education so that one day it’s not called Montessori school; it’s just called school.” Check them out!

May 23, 2013. Uncategorized, Classroom life. No Comments.